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Bez's assault conviction appeal adjourned

Former Happy Mondays star Bez's appeal against his conviction for assaulting his ex-girlfriend was adjourned today.

Bez protests innocence after jailing for assault

Former Happy Mondays star Bez was jailed for four weeks today after assaulting his ex-girlfriend during a row over money.

Ex-Happy Mondays star Bez 'attacked girlfriend in missing cash row'

Former Happy Mondays star Bez was today convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend at their home after a row over money.

Boxing: Sosnowski will leave Klitschko still looking for defining moment

Vitali Klitschko has made a dozen or so leading contenders and heavyweight pretenders look like nervous, clueless novices and there is every reason to believe that Albert Sosnowski of Poland and Essex will add his name to that sorry list.

Jack Tweed vowed Jade Goody's death would make him 'grow up'

Jack Tweed vowed the death of his wife Jade Goody made him want to grow up, stay out of trouble and "be the man that Jade wanted me to be".

Terence Blacker: Stand up for the right to cause offence

Constraint on language leads to constraint on thought

My marriage is legal, insists Katie Price

Katie Price insisted today that her marriage to Alex Reid is "legal" and genuine.

For the record: 08/03/2010

'Like that final trip to the vet’s.' 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne tweets on her pain at working for a station recommended for closure

Does the Female Ennuch still have balls?

It turned society upside down in 1970 and kick-started the women’s movement. But can The Female Eunuch deliver any important life lessons today? First-time reader Alice Jones gives her verdict

Fame the career choice for half of 16-year-olds

More than half of teenagers do not want a career - they just want to be famous, a survey found today.

Steve Richards: Two cheers for the new crying game

Emotional displays will do Labour no good, but humanising moments do have their place

Mary Wakefield: Don't switch off the will to live

Dr Adrian Owen walks down the hospital corridor towards patient Y. Go on, picture it in your mind. There he is, talking to patient Y – though Y lies inert, assumed to be in a vegetative state. Dr Owen explains to Y that they're going to try to communicate with him. Think of playing tennis if you want to say yes, and think of wandering around your home for no, he says, then slides Y head first into the fMRI machine.

Ellie Goulding, The Forum, Tunbridge Wells<br/>Abbaworld, Earls Court, London

A toilet on the A26 is a funny place to flush out the future of British pop, but for now, the Forum – a converted convenience in Royal Tunbridge Wells – is about the right level for Ellie Goulding.

Sophie Heawood: Is it 'cos he's not's black that Pete's not in jail?

One day, when everything we know is gone, when the last raven has flown the Tower, Celebrity Big Brother is as retro as the Corn Laws, and the sun is merely a digital app that you download into your eyeballs, you can be sure of just one thing. That somewhere in a corner of England, a bleary Pete Doherty will be standing in a dock, being told by a judge, in no uncertain terms, that what with this being his eight millionth driving/drugging/breathing offence, that he really is a very naughty boy indeed, and as such is sentenced to go straight to bed without any supper.

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Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain